Yes, Baldwin County is a far cry from the next Hollywood or is it? We have proudly produced many famously successful people in Baldwin County, though. Apple grows at the direction of one of Robertsdale’s own, Tim Cook. Cincinnati Bengal’s NFL defensive end, Wallace Gilberry of Bay Minette entertained many with his football. Fairhope Author, Winston Groom, writer of the book “Forrest Gump” wowed us all the way to the big screen. Foley native, Julio Jones ran with the Crimson Tide at Bryant Denny Stadium, yet now soars with the Atlanta Falcons. TJ Yeldon and Pat White both of Daphne made us all proud representing Baldwin County in the NFL, as well. Even Chuck and Wynona McCall of Daphne raced their way around the world in the Amazing Race. Now Cody Harris of Robertsdale, is taking his next leap of Faith.
From Sweet Home Alabama to Southern nights, Cody Harris of Robertsdale has already made his mark. He first searched for love in Sweet Home Alabama and then had loads of Georgia fun in Southern Nights. His new show will be called “Dukes of Cattle”. If the show sticks it will primarily be filmed in Robertsdale. Is it a coincidence that it is set to film in the very city that holds the seats of the local Cattleman’s Association? Bulls on the beach at the Wharf in Orange Beach was the location for some of the first footage. A Local Business Owner is said to take part and be on several episodes. On the show he and a couple buddies own Faith Cattle Company.
So tune into National Geographic on Tuesday August 13th at 10 pm as another one of our own takes a leap of faith to fame. Wonder if any of us will have an opportunity to try for a spot on the show? Either way, it is just another example of smart people raised in Baldwin County — not forgetting where they come from. So watch and see if our Baldwin County be filming the next show and feel a little like Hollywood?