RaeLynn's hometown of Houston, Texas, honored the singer with a special celebration on Friday (March 24), to mark the release of her debut studio album, WildHorse. RaeLynn herself spent the day in Houston, participating in a number of events.

A press release reports that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner officially proclaimed March 24, 2017, as "RaeLynn Day" in honor of the singer. RaeLynn marked RaeLynn Day by making her first donation to the new RaeLynn Diabetes Fund at the Texas Children's Hospital.

A native of Baytown -- a city that's part of the Houston metropolitan area -- RaeLynn was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was 12, and she says that she owes her life to the Texas Children's Hospital. On her website, RaeLynn says the RaeLynn Diabetes Fund "was created to offer support, empowerment and a community, for all of those facing diabetes with me."

“I have been counting down to [WildHorse's release day] for so long that I can’t even believe it is finally here,” RaeLynn says in the press release. “And to be able to celebrate in my hometown and give back to the hospital that helped make all of my dreams come true makes it that much more special.”

RaeLynn co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on WildHorse, which is her first full-length project. The record was produced by Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon.

This spring, RaeLynn will hit the road on her first headlining tour; the trek is scheduled to begin on April 20. More information about upcoming tour dates can be found at RaeLynn.com.

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