Checked out an interview and he said it's a mixed accent. He's got the best part at least. I only visited Atlanta before and mainly just heard this slight difference. Didn't hear anyone going "tarnation! Ma, where're the gators?" You must have met people who lived in a bubble, unless you use those phrases. lol
No, lol. ATL is the bubble because so many people from around the country move to Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs. Just to let you know, I called my mom (who's from South Georgia) the other week, and she interrupted our conversation to yell at our dog, "Monk, now you know you cain't fight no gators!" lol Of course I use them.
Because it's not vocal related, I'll put this in a spoiler.