LAKEVIEW — Country music star Brett Eldredge is promoting his new album on the streets of Chicago — literally.
Eldredge enlisted Chicago artist Jim Bachor, who has received national attention for transforming the city's myriad potholes into mosaic pieces of art.
For Eldredge, Bachor made a Chicago flag out of tiles with the singer's name in it just west of the intersection of Clark and Grace streets in the entrance to an alley on the south side of Grace. He also transformed three potholes in Nashville.
“I love art and love seeing people’s different spin on seeing the world," Eldredge said in a written statement. "[I] like that he [Bachor] takes normally disliked things like potholes and puts beautiful art in it and this just happens to be stuff that promotes my music. Once I heard that Jim is making this kind of thing and he’s from Chicago it really made sense for him to take a shot at this album promo."
Eldredge released his self-titled album on Aug. 4 and since then it has hit No. 1 on iTunes. He is currently on tour with Luke Bryan for his "Huntin, Fishin, & Lovin, Everyday" tour. They are set to perform in on Sept. 16 at the Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre in Tinley Park.
Eldredge is known for his songs "Wanna Be That Song," "Somethin' I'm Good At," and most recently "The Long Way."
He is a huge Chicago Cubs fans and even skipped the Country Music Awards to watch Game 7 of the World Series. At the Championship Rally after the Cubs won it all in November, Eldredge led the crowd at Grant Park in a rendition of "Go Cubs Go."
The new album can be streamed here.