Future stars of an upcoming MTV reality show were in Vandalia this past Saturday at the Abel’s parking lot, marketing CD’s for the self-proclaimed country rap king, Mikel Knight. A portion of the proceeds from the music sales go towards the Safe Haven Family Shelter in Nashville, Tenn.
Safe Haven is a homeless shelter for women and children.
Members of the Maverick Dirt Road Street Team have been making similar stops to towns like Vandalia for the past two years and have had a lot of success in selling Mikel Knight’s music. George Melton, of Mississippi, claimed the team helped outsell country music star Jason Aldean each week.
There were eight vans with three to five people in each blitzing the state of Missouri on November 2. The upcoming reality television show called “The Maverick of Music Row” will be about the lives of those on the road selling CD’s using this in-person method.
Those participating in Vandalia this past Saturday included George Melton, of Mississippi; “Littlefoot” John, from Cincinnati, Ohio; Scott Pettit, former American Idol contestant from Ohio; and “Woody” Ryan Woodall, of Portland, Tenn. Van-Far senior Logan Boyd, who helped the group in the past, also stopped by to visit those selling CD’s at Abel’s.