Thousands of screaming fans watch as the singer hugs her tearful mother at the annual country music awards in Texas.
An emotional Taylor Swift has received a country music award from her mother who is being treated for cancer.
Swift was one of seven recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award, at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) ceremony in Texas.
Introducing her daughter to thousands of screaming fans at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Andrea Swift fought back tears.
“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, until right now as she prepares for her next world tour.
“I am a very proud mum. To the fans, I know you love her as I love her, and for that I thank you eternally.”