NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The Tennessee Republican Party has tapped U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina to deliver the keynote address at its annual dinner next month in Nashville.

Marty Dickens, the retired president of AT&T, will serve as chairman of the Statesman's Dinner.

This year's theme is ``Celebrating Our State.''

The dinner is scheduled for July 12 at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville.