(AP) - Veteran country star Ricky Skaggs will be coming to Washington next week. And like most people who come to DC on official business, he'll be there mostly to talk, not to perform.

He's to be the featured luncheon speaker at the National Press Club and  he'll share memories of his 50-year career in country and bluegrass music. And it's expected he will break out his guitar and sing some of his biggest hits for the audience.