Above the Golden State was an American Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon. Their self-titled debut album, Above the Golden State, was released on July 22, 2008 through Sparrow Records. The band's first single from the album was "Sound of Your Name", which was included in WOW Hits 2009 as a bonus track. An EP called "The Golden Rule" was released in 2010, with lead single "I Am Loved". On April 3, 2012, The band released a new EP titled "Word's Don't Act," reflecting the name of its first track. The band then raised money for the independent release, at the same time changing the band's name to Nations. The self-titled album "Nations" was released on August 27, 2013.