Select musicians awoke around the world Tuesday morning (Nov. 28) to news that they've been nominated for a 2018 Grammy award. One of those fortunate few was songwriter Justin Tranter. Tranter is nominated under song of the year -- a songwriters award -- for "Issues," sung and co-penned by frequent writing partner Julia Michaels.
"My dog woke me up earlier than normal, and I’m glad he did [because] there was about 40 texts freaking out," Tranter tells Billboard. "I’m still in bed, in shock, texting with Miss Michaels, my publisher Katie, and I’ve called my parents 20 times."