ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Taylor Swift may have left country for pop, but she had a memorable moment at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The singer was one of seven recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award, and a video package highlighting her career and success played before her mother, who recently announced she is battling cancer, presented her daughter with the award.
"I am a very proud mom,'' said Andrea Swift, who also called her daughter "brave enough to explore her musical curiosity.''
"You showed me who you are with the grace'' Swift said of the country world when she announced she was releasing her first full-blown pop album, "1989,'' last year. "I am so happy I learned how to write songs in a town like Nashville.''
The former country singer, who sat next to her father Scott Swift, danced along in typical form at the ACM Awards, especially when Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride performed.