Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers.
Famed conductor Leopold Stokowski is said to have remarked, when asked in a Walter Winchell interview who was the greatest natural violinist of the century, "It really must be two musicians - the left hand of Fritz Kreisler and the right hand of that gentleman who plays the violin with the Sons of the Pioneers (Hugh Farr). I can't recall his name.".
The Sons of the Pioneers were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6843 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
With his brother Karl Farr, he was inducted (as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1995.