10 Hours, 41 Minutes and a Few Extra Seconds with Chase Rice

PEOPLE spends a day hanging in N.Y.C. with the country star as he wraps his Ignite the Night tour

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12:15 P.M.

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Chase Rice

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"Men don't shop, they purchase," Rice on shopping – er, purchasing – at Save Khaki United.

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Old friends, pool table, empty bar – check, check and check! (Actual pool rules negotiable.)

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2:30 P.M.

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Rice, a former linebacker for the North Carolina Tar Heels, kicks back with two old teammates.

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Combining business and pleasure, the "Ready Set Roll" singer takes some time out to meet with his business manager.

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Playing tourist, Rice's buddies point out some of New York City's highlights.

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4:17 P.M.

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Brrr! Rice discovers that late December weather is not one of New York City's highlights as he heads north to visit Rockefeller Center.

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5:05 pm

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Massive crowds can't keep Rice away from his first visit to Rockefeller Center's legendary Christmas tree. "My mom is so jealous," the country singer says of his evening stop, which he photographed just for her.

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5:23 P.M.

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What else is a country singer to do on an empty Park Avenue? With a few minutes to spare while waiting for his Uber, Rice hops into the street for the perfect photo op.

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5:30 P.M.

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With four hours to showtime, Rice heads back to the venue, Irving Plaza, so he can take a quick nap, shower and get his game face on.

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5:43 P.M.

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Back on the tour bus, the singer heats up a quick snack (Oreo pancakes) and starts preparing for his sold-out show.

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Following a meet and greet with eager fans, Rice toasts the day, the tour and his friends.

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9:26 P.M.

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Show time!

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9:57 P.M.

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Another meet and greet, this one slightly more spontaneous.

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10:34 P.M.

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With his Ignite the Night tour winding down, Rice has the crowd in the palm

of his hand as they sing along to his hits including Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" (which he co-wrote) and, of course, "Ready Set Roll."

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10:56 P.M.

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A man of the people, Rice hops into the crowd after his high-energy 90-minute set. And that's a wrap!

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