Just a week after Taylor Swift revealed her mum has cancer, the pop singer’s mum gave a seriously tear-jerking speech at the American Country Music Awards.
Tay’s mum Andrea presented her daughter with the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award and wowed the crowd (and us) with her moving speech.
“Like many of you with children of your own, I am a very proud mum. So I would like to thank the ACMs for recognising her in this way and the entire music community for taking such good care of her,” said Andrea Swift.
“I've watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangle-haired little girl growing up on our farm filled with creativity, until now preparing for her world tour. Her favourite thing is to write a song, tell a story and play a guitar or piano.”
She continued: “There was the time she was 17, her dad and I strongly disapproved of a certain young man and rightfully so. She was mad, real mad, and she went to her room and closed the door. She came back about an hour later with a song called 'Love Story'.
“I witnessed a young girl with very few friends who has become a young woman with many. She's learning to stand up for herself and the things she believes in. Whether it’s being brave enough to explore her musical curiosity and having a voice against those who hate and giving of herself to those in need.”
What a proud mum she must be. Wishing you a speedy recovery Mrs. S.