At the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 19, Taylor Swift’s mom Andrea made a special appearance. She gave a heartfelt speech there. It is already known to everybody that Andrea had been diagnosed with cancer.
She expressed her happiness by saying that her 25-year-old daughter, one of seven recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
She said about Taylor, “I’ve watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled-haired little girl growing up on our farm, full of imagination and creativity, until right now, as she prepares for her next world tour,” Andrea, 57, began. “And ever since then, her favorite thing in the world to do has been to write a song, tell a story, play guitar or piano. And I’ve seen those things carry her through every emotion, every experience in her life, good or bad.”
She also reveals some truths about Swift’s most famous hits, 2008’s “Love Story,” which is one of the best-selling singles of all time, “Now every once in a while, her dad, her brother, or I find ourselves to be the subjects of those songs,” she shared. “Sometimes we’re merely the inspiration — like the time she was 17 years old, and her dad and I strongly disapproved of a certain young man and rightfully so. But she was mad, she was real mad. And she went to her room, and she closed the door, and she came out about an hour later with a song called ‘Love Story.'”
Swift gets her prize and no one in the world is the happiest than her mother and Andrea said, “For many years, I was her constant companion. And I witnessed a young girl with very few friends become a young woman with many, learning to stand up for herself and the things she believes in, being brave enough to explore her musical curiosity, having a voice against those who hate, and giving of herself to those in need.”
She continued, “Like many of you with children of your own, I am a very proud mom. So I’d like to thank the ACMs for honoring her in this way, but I’d also like to thank the entire music community for taking such good care of her. And to the fans, I know you love her as I love her, and for that I thank you eternally.”