ATLANTA - Colton Moore speaks the language of the southern politician. He refers to his own generation as "the young folks," our current era as "this day and age." He calls a politician "a gentleman" and a gathering of politicians "a meeting among gentlemen." He makes observations such as "The Appalachian is a special breed. They're rugged, independent."
And his voice: It's deep and smooth, like an old radio announcer's. It travels through halls and takes command of conversations. This isn't an accident.
Moore, 24, trained his voice. He sits in his room alone, verbally sprinting through tongue twisters.
"Betty-Botta-bought-a-bit-of-butter-but-she-said-this-butter's-bitter," he chants.
Moore thinks hard about how to use this voice.