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Taylor Swift's mom gives emotional speech at ACMs

If you've ever performed or been honored at an awards show, you'd know it's always nice to be introduced by someone close to you. So who better to introduce Taylor Swift at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards than her very own mom?

Andrea Finlay took the stage at the Dallas Cowboy's AT&T Stadium to say a few kind words about her daughter before she received an ACM Milestone Award.

"I've watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangle-haired little girl growing up on our farm full of imagination and creativity," she told the audience. "Ever since then, her favorite thing in the world to do has been to write a song, tell a story, play a guitar or piano -- and I've seen those things carry her through every emotion, every experience in her life, good or bad."

"Like the time she was 17 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 an hour later with a song called 'Love Story.'"

The moment was especially poignant as Swift recently revealed her mother has been diagnosed with cancer.

When Swift took the stage, she acknowledged the fact that she's strayed away from country with her new pop album, "1989," and thanked the country music community for embracing her genre change.

"You truly see who a person is when you give them news they weren't expecting," Swift said.

Swift won the ACM award for entertainer of the year in 2012.

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