Taylor Swift received the huge honor of Artist of the Decade during Sunday night’s 2019 American Music Awards.
Swift’s parents, Scott and Andrea Swift, were there to watch the big moment, and they weren’t disappointed.
Now that’s What super proud parents look like!
P.S— THE CROWN ALWAYS BELONGED TO TAYLOR SWIFT!
— Doughnutaylor (@doughnutay) November 25, 2019
Swift was introduced by singer, pianist and songwriter Carole King, and Swift made sure to thank her for her influence.
“I cannot believe that it’s Carole King, it’s you who gave me this award. My parents are here tonight and they would listen to Tapestry and all those other records in high school, and then they took those records with them, packed them up in boxes and took them to college with them.
And then when they met they and they got their own house, they took those records with them there. Then when they had my brother and I, they played those records for us.”
Swift also made sure to thank her loyal fans.
“The fact that this is an award that celebrates a decade of hard work and art and fun and memories, all that matters to me is the memories I’ve had with you guys, with you, the fans, over the years.
And guys, we’ve had fun, incredible, exhilarating times together. Thank you for being the reason I am on this stage, from the very first day of my career until tonight. I’m so lucky to get to do this.”
In August, E! News spoke about how close Swift is with her parents.
The site mentioned how, during Swift’s “Reputation” tour in 2018, she stopped by her childhood home in Wyomissing. The home includes a Christmas tree farm, which is in no way adorable. The current homeowners on the property let her in to see how things had changed.
Soon after, during a show at Lincoln Financial Field, Swift spoke about how it felt to revisit her past.
“I went to the house I grew up in. I got emotional when I went into my bedroom, and there’s another little girl’s things in there. It’s not my family farm anymore. We sold it when we went to Nashville. I’ve been thinking about how cool it is to be back where I started writing songs.”
As E!News writes, Swift’s mom took her to Nashville to deliver her karaoke performances to several record labels.
Swift remembered that time and told Entertainment Weekly in 2008:
“My mom waited in the car with my little brother while I knocked on doors up and down Music Row. I would say, ‘Hi, I’m Taylor. I’m 11; I want a record deal. Call me.’ “
Though it took a bit of time, call they did.
Watching Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for artist of the decade tonight and they keep showing her parents and it’s making me ~emotional~
— Em (@emily_boucher18) November 25, 2019