WATCH: Taylor Swift Receives CMA Milestone Award—From Her Mom
Here’s a good Monday morning cry for all of you out there in music land: Taylor Swift’s mother, Andrea Swift, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, took to the stage at last night’s Country Music Awards to give Taylor a Milestone Award, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Mama Swift had glowing and touching words to say about her daughter:
“For many years, I was her constant companion. And I witnessed a young girl with very few friends become one 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…I am a very proud mom…I want 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.”
You can watch the entire speech below, but be warned: Get a box of tissues ready.