Taylor Swift Receives ACM Awards “Milestone Award” From Mom Andrea (VIDEO)
Taylor Swift received one of the Academy of Country Music “Milestone Awards” on Sunday. Swift’s mother Andrea, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, gave her an emotional introduction, during which she recalled the superstar’s journey from shy young girl to international icon.
As usual, Swift was gracious and humble in her acceptance of the honor, telling the crowd at AT&T Stadium in Texas, “I’m so proud that I was taught to treat people with love and respect [by] country music.”
The singer was awarded the special honor along with Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, George Strait, and Brooks & Dunn. Swift was singled out during the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards for her numerous achievements, including being the youngest-ever recipient of the “Entertainer of the Year Award.”
Before Andrea Swift took the stage, the ACMs showed a montage of Swift’s greatest moments in the ceremony over the years, starting with her 2007 breakthrough performance and then countless awards.
Swift has won eight ACM Awards over the years, and received “Entertainer of the Year” in 2011 when she was just 21, the same year she received the Jim Reeves International Award. Swift won “Entertainer of the Year” again in 2012, and also received the “Crystal Milestone Award” in 2009 for being the best-selling artist across all genres of music. And while Swift may have crossed into the pop world last year, her legacy in country music remains strong.
As Gossip Cop noted, in addition to Swift, also given the “Milestone Award” were Brooks, who has won the most ACM Awards “Entertainer of the Year” trophies, Chesney, Strait, who’s won an ACM Award for each of the past four decades, McEntire, Lambert, who is the most awarded solo female artist, and Brooks & Dunn, who have won the most ACM Awards of any artist, with a total of 27 trophies. What do you think of the superstar winning a “Milestone Award” at the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards? Check out the video below!